I'm having issues with Sawyer in the snow. Mostly just today (it's -12) otherwise its been a very mild winter. But today Sawyer is not a happy pup. She starts shivering and crying after 2 minutes outside. I feel so bad that I've brought her back in 3 times. This is also with a coat on :( poor girl.
That's because she's so young. Puppies don't have their full coat yet, and young puppies can't fully regulate their internal thermostats as well as adults; they are also more prone to heat exhaustion than adults as a result (or so I am led to understand).
Hello fellow 416ers, it IS cold today, since Sawyer is under 4 months old, he is not equipped to stay out long. Make sure you stay away from salted sidewalks, avoid the slushy snow, when Sawyer is older, you'll want to trim his paw pad fur, put on a coat of musher's secret / (wax from petsmart), get a warm wet towel and wipe his paws whenever you come back into the house. If you have a sidewalk, use pet safe snow melter from home depot, I usually get the purple container one, then refill it with regular bags.
This picture was taken last year at Rideau Ottawa River in Ottawa during Winterlude, it was -20c / -4F . My Floriadian corgis did just fine in their birthday suit :) We walked all day in the city, enjoying beavertails!